Olympic

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Tuesday Updates FULL STORY HERE

Day 2 of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami and better weather conditions after yesterday's strong winds. The early starters were the 470 dinghies, and both the top British Sailing Team crews finished the day in second overall. In the Sonar, John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas finished the day on top despite finishing sixth in the final race of the day. While in the Skud, Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell continue to struggle, now in third after four races.
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G New
27 January 2015 18:33 GMT
Offshore

Barcelona World Race - Leaders split paths en route to Crozet Islands FULL STORY HERE

As the leaders of the Barcelona World Race race to the Crozet Islands, once again their paths have diverged – Neutrogena around 200 miles to the south-west of first-placed Cheminées Poujoulat on the water, and gaining around 40 miles in the past 24 hours.


G New
27 January 2015 20:39 GMT
Keelboat

Etchells World Championship for Cowes

The International Etchells Class Association have approved Cowes as the venue for the 2016 Etchells World Championship. Racing will take place from 5 to 10 September 2016, organised by the Royal London Yacht Club, and up to 100 boats will be berthed at CHC’s Shepards Wharf Marina where there is an established Etchells dry sailing fleet.

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G New
27 January 2015 12:18 GMT
Olympic

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Flying start for GBR in Miami FULL STORY HERE

A good opening day for the British Sailing Team at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami, particularly for those of a heavy breeze disposition, so Giles Scott, Alison Young and the Paralympian Sonar trio of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas revelled in the heavy conditions to lay down the perfect start to their regattas, with double race victories. 36 knot squalls made for a tough and physical test on Biscayne Bay.

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G New
27 January 2015 7:10 GMT
Volvo

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng win Leg 3

Dongfeng Race Team claimed a key landmark in the 41-year history of the Volvo Ocean Race on Tuesday when they emphatically won Leg 3 in their home port of Sanya to take the overall lead with six stages to go. Dongfeng finished after 23 days 13 hrs 31m 38s. Second to finish, some 3 hrs 20m later was Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, then Team Alvimedica, MAPFRE and Team Brunel.

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G New
27 January 2015 6:07 GMT
Olympic

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Monday Updates FULL STORY HERE

Day 1 of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami and good opening results for the British Sailing Team competitors with a 470 win for Luke Patience and Elliot Willis, 49er wins for Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign, and John Pink and Stuart Bithell. And in the Sonar a win for John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas. Heavy rainstorms disrupting racing . . .
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Gerald New
26 January 2015 18:28 GMT
Offshore

Barcelona World Race - 3,500-mile game of chase across the Southern Ocean FULL STORY HERE

Neutrogena has become the second boat in the Barcelona World Race fleet to enter the Indian Ocean, crossing the 20°E meridian line at 21.35 yesterday evening. Guillermo Altadill and Jose Munoz’s gamble of diving to the south in the final stages of the Atlantic saw them cross the southernmost tip of Africa around 12 hours behind first-placed Cheminées Poujoulat, but crucially they go into this evening within the same weather system as Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam.


G New
26 January 2015 18:47 GMT
Dinghy

Steve Nicholson Trophy Results FULL STORY HERE

Results from Saturday's Steve Nicholson Trophy held at Northampton SC finally posted for the three individual fleets who each completed two races. Steve Nicholson Trophy winners Sam and John Knight also won the Asymmetric fleet in their RS400, ahead of the RS200 of Tim Saxton and Holly Scott, with Ben Palmer and Joanna Freeman in an RS200 third. Ben Schooling in a Musto Skiff and doing well in the overall Winter series, took fourth. Chris and Abigail Larr, the top RS200 pair in the overall series finished seventh.

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G New
26 January 2015 18:10 GMT
Volvo

Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng stretch the lead again FULL STORY HERE

The status quo was restored overnight as Dongfeng Race Team, stretched their lead to 52 nm on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, with just 141 nm to the finish in Sanya, China. The pack had closed to within 9 nm of the long time leader on Sunday, only to fall back again as Dongfeng pulled away on the final run into the finish. Dongfeng are expected to finish late tonight or in the early hours of Tuesday.

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G New
26 January 2015 7:24 GMT